ASU musicians showcase creativity in electronic music
A recent interactive event at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix showcased ways in which technology is transforming music. One attraction involved demonstrations by Seth Thorn (pictured) of “wearable music,” which involved a shoulder rest for a violin he invented that provides haptic feedback to performers. Thorn teaches a course that instructs ASU students on using sensors, motion and connections to various syntheses algorithms to make music. Thorn is a clinical assistant professor in the School of Arts, Media and Engineering, a collaborative involving the Fulton Schools and the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. The event featured other new modes of music making being made possible by applications of innovations in engineering and science.